Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus

Where did gift giving begin? Christmas is one of the most important holidays celebrated in most countries around the world, yet the true origin of this special day is often missed. Almost everyone equates Santa Claus and the giving of gifts with Christmas, but what event was the catalyst behind this centuries-old tradition? This delightfully illustrated children's story is sure to become a tradition for you and your family as the holiday rolls around each year. Christmas is a special time of celebration and one in which we have time to reflect on what is most important.

What I Like: Author Soraya Diase Coffelt wrote the book from the perspective of a child writing a letter to Santa Claus. Throughout the book we see the child tell Santa of the Nativity story in a way a child reading the story could understand and relate to. In the book Coffelt doesn't dismiss Santa but simply informs him of the true meaning of Christmas. It is a good book for children to learn to appreciate Jesus without having to choose between Him and Santa.

What I Dislike: It's a little wordy for the younger children its written for.

Overall Rating: Very Good

Age Appeal: 5-10 years old

Publisher Info: Morgan James, 2014; ISBN: 978-1630472610; Paperback, 34 pgs., $8.99

Buy it at for $7.14

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